Controversial Paris police prefect crosses redline again


Paris police prefect Didier Lallement has courted controversy before and after his appointment last year as the capital’s law and order chief. Despite his rough-and-tough policing strategy, notably of demonstrations, and his insensitive public comments, this adept of pomp and high-handed authority has survived thanks to the backing of the executive. But, as Camille Polloni reports, following the public and political outrage over separate shocking incidents last week of police violence, he may now be facing the door.

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After a week of shocking scenes of police violence in Paris, the future of the controversial and until now seemingly immovable head of law and order in the capital, Paris police prefect Didier Lallement, appears finally in the balance.